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Flats on stingray special 5HH?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mistahbenn, Jan 6, 2019.


  1. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    FE49ECF4-0218-470B-845E-457FC302B46A. i jut put some flats on my 73 precision and boy does it make it a different animal! So funky! Anyone have them on their new special? I’m keen to try them out!

    Peace
     
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  2. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Yep. I have TI Flats on my CAprice and recently switched the stock Slinky’s on my Stingray5 Special HH to Cobalt Flats. I was instantly smitten. These have the feel of flats yet the focus and punch of rounds. They are a little sticky at first but a weeks play broke them in nicely.
     
  3. Flats sound good on pretty much everything, IME...Especially with so many choices for flats these days.
     
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  4. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I have TI flats on my Special 4HH. They sound and play great.
     
  5. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    Any chance you have a sound clip / video playing your Special 4HH with the flats?!
     
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  6. Kevin Wolfe

    Kevin Wolfe Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Lakeland, Florida
    How much did you have to tweek the set up with the TI’s?
    I wanna try a set on my 5H Special.
     
  7. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I’ll try to make one one of these days! Have been super busy
     
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  8. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    As I recall I took it to my setup guy at the same time so I’m not sure how much the strings changed things from original Slinky’s.

    I just put TI flats on another bass that had tapewounds and the action is higher so I need to tweak it.
     
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  9. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    Ended up pulling the trigger on a EBMM Stingray Special 4H in Ivory White

    I’m gonna play the hell outta the strings then possibly put flats on after awhile.
     
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  10. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    Nice! Love the ivory.
     
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  11. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    Sweetwater hooked me up. I fell in love with how dark the neck and headstock are on the one I ended up buying...seems extra fired.

    8 lbs 6 oz is gonna feel like a feather compared to my 10 + lbs Stingray 4HH Stealth.

    776D8744-658F-480C-B19B-2BD25440569C.
     

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  12. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I recently set up a customer’s Stingray 5 HH with TI flats. It was glorious! He loved it.
     
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  13. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    That’s a beauty!! Excellent choice. Will you stick with the original pickguard?
     
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  14. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    I was planning on it but my mind can be changed...haha! Let me see what you got
     
  15. bassgrackle

    bassgrackle Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Since day one. Flats on a stingray are an awesome combo.
     
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  16. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Mine come today so we will see how it sounds and records.
     
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  17. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    They’re on! Never going back to rounds.
     
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  18. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    What brand ?

    I’m done with rounds too. Cobalt flats are my favorite stings now. They shine on my Special 5HH. I’m actually considering putting them on my Caprice . The slap sound is awesome.
     
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  19. Mistahbenn

    Mistahbenn Supporting Member

    May 15, 2007
    Brooklyn
    I got some deep talkin la Bella’s
     
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  20. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    My bass was delivered and it's absolutely beautiful.

    Now for the tone journey. I've been playing the hell out of the strings that came on it...up next will be half rounds and then possibly old flats of my older Stingray.

    I gotta say, I'm not crazy about the Ernie Ball strings that come with it but I am going to play through to see what the tone is like after a few hours under finger.
     

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